Saturday, January 22, 2011

Turkey Stuffed Potatoes

This recipe came from my new clean eating cookbook, but I adapted it a bit.  It is called Turkey Jacket Potato in the cookbook.  Whether it was done with our changes or following the cookbook, it should turn out great.  We will definitely be doing this again!  We used left over ground turkey from our black bean soft tacos, so we left the italian seasoning out, but I'm sure it would be just as good.  For anyone back in CR reading this - Ryan said this tasted just like Hungry Hobo stuffed potatoes : )
Scooped out potato shell - mix in side bowl to be mixed and scooped back in.
Filled potato shell with extra on the side.  Sprinkled with cheese, about to go into microwave for 1 minute to melt cheese.
Melted and ready to eat.  This looks huge, but its on a small plate.  The meat on the side was too much for me to handle.

6-8 oz of ground turkey
2 large baking potatoes
8 tablespoons salsa
8 tablespoons of lite sour cream
4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese if you do the taco version or mozzarella if you do the italian seasoning blend
Italian Seasoning, to taste

Brown ground turkey in medium skillet over medium high heat until cooked through, 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile, cook potatoes in microwave (I used steam ready potatoes from the grocery store.  They are individually wrapped in plastic and found in the produce section).  Slice potatoes in half once they are done cooking in the microwave.  Scoop out insides, leaving a bit of potato on the bottom and sides for stability.  Making the mix is best to do one at a time for each half of the potato.  In a bowl, combine inside of 1/2 of potato, 2 tablespoons salsa, 1-2 oz. of ground turkey, 2 tablespoons of lite sour cream and dash of italian seasoning.  Mix together and spoon back into potato half.  Sprinkle 1 oz of shredded cheese.  Microwave for 1 min. to melt cheese and serve hot.  Yum!

*This recipe makes 4, potato halves.  I had 1 for dinner, Ryan had 2 and we had 1 half left over for lunch the next day.  With taco flavor with ours was really good - I'd recommend trying that if you have left over taco meat or taco seasoning in the cupboard.*

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